Compact Car

  • 2015 Nissan Pulsar

    The Nissan Pulsar is a compact five-door hatchback designed for the European market.

  • 2016 Chevrolet Cruze interior (Chinese spec)
    2016 Chevrolet Cruze: Interior Photos Revealed For China Launch

    Chevy reveals the interior of the next-generation Cruze ahead of its launch in China.

  • BMW 2-Series Active Tourer, 2014 Geneva Motor Show
    2014 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer: Live Photos From Geneva Show

    Let's get any confusion out of the way: The new BMW 2-Series Active Tourer is completely unrelated to the new BMW 2-Series. BMW has chosen the name to differentiate the new front-wheel drive hatchback from the 1-Series sold overseas, and partly, we suspect, because 1.5 or 2.5 Series would sound...

  • Citroen C4 Cactus
    Citroen's Clever Cactus Compact Cuts Mass, Emissions

    Citroen hasn't been seen on U.S. shores for many years now, but if its latest production vehicle is anything to go by, that's something of a pity. Called the C4 Cactus, it's Citroen's latest take on the compact crossover hatchback. Most comment will go to its unusual name and even more unusual...

  • 2014 Kia Soul
    2014 Kia Soul Priced, $15,495 For Funky Compact

    Kia has released pricing details for the all-new Soul, set to go on sale in the fourth quarter. No really, despite appearances it's a new car--Kia just didn't want to play around too much with such a distinctive design. It hasn't played around too much with pricing either, starting at $15,495...

  • 2013 Ford Focus
    Ford Focus Tops Toyota Corolla As Planet's Most Popular Vehicle

    Ford sold over one million examples of its Focus last year. That alone is impressive, but there's deeper meaning to the high sales statistic--for the first time, the Focus has overtaken its Japanese rival, the Toyota Corolla, at the top of the global sales charts. Thanks to the U.S. and...

  • Toyota Furia Concept revealed at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

    The Toyota Corolla remains one of the best selling cars in America, despite its dated design and a powertrain that is, frankly, approaching obsolescence. Its 1.8-liter four cylinder engine still delivers acceptable fuel economy (up to 30 mpg combined), but its transmission choices (five-speed manual or four-speed automatic) leave much to be desired. Even the shape of the current Corolla is getting tired, since it dates all the way back to 2008. Clearly the time is right for Toyota to liven up its best selling compact sedan. If the Furia Concept really does foretell the shape of the next...

  • Toyota's Furia Concept
    Toyota Furia Concept Previews 2014 Toyota Corolla: Detroit Auto Show

    If the 2013 Detroit Auto Show has been rather light on truly green vehicles, concepts previewing the replacement of bread and butter models have been much more exciting. One of those is the Toyota Furia Concept, paving the way for the 2014 Toyota Corolla compact car. Corollas aren't often vehicles...

  • 2011 Toyota Corolla
    2013 Toyota Corolla Continues Unchanged, New Model Next Year

    While the Honda Civic is just about to enjoy a mid-cycle refresh, Toyota's Corolla is reaching the end of its current life, and new model is expected next year. Until then, the 2013 Toyota Corolla remains much the same as the 2012 car--so don't expect much excitement. For the 2013 model year, the...

  • 2013 Nissan Sentra SL  -  First Drive, October 2012
    2013 Nissan Sentra: Details, Reviews, Gas Mileage

    If you're in the market for a new Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla or Volkswagen Jetta, you're also in the market for the 2013 Nissan Sentra. While we haven't driven the 2013 Sentra on GreenCarReports yet, our sister site at TheCarConnection has reviewed the car in full--useful for any potential buyer...

  • 2013 Ford Focus
    Compacts Better Than Subcompacts For High Gas Mileage?

    It's fairly easy to point at trucks and supercars as the biggest gas-guzzlers on the market, but for the average person on the street it's a lot harder to identify the cars with better gas mileage. The casual observer might assume that Smart ForTwos or Scion iQs are among the most parsimonious...

  • Volkswagen Scirocco R
    VW’s Golf-Based Scirocco Compact Coupe: Returning To U.S. Soon?

    Back in the 1970s, Volkswagen unveiled the Volkswagen Scirocco, a front-engined, front-wheel drive replacement for the aging rear-engined, rear-wheel drive Karmann Ghia coupe. It sold in the U.S. until 1998, ceasing production entirely in 1992 before being reborn as a Volkswagen’s European...

  • 2013 Dodge Dart launch at Detroit Auto Show, Jan 2012

    Unless you’re the kind of person who can afford a bespoke luxury car, you’ll know the pain of finding out from your car dealer that the car you want doesn’t come with the paint or interior options you’d like. So what if you could help automakers decide on which options to offer with a new car -- before it even makes it to production? That’s the idea behind the online customization tool for the 40+ MPG 2013 Dodge Dart, which our sister site The Car Connection covered yesterday. To start, any visitor Build Your Own Dodge Dart page has to enter their ZIP Code...

  • 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe official spy shots
    2012 MINI Cooper Coupe: Lots Of Fun In A Small Package

    The MINI family is set to expand with two new editions set to debut over the next six to twelve months; the production versions of the MINI Coupe and Roadster concepts first unveiled back in 2009. The first of these will be the new 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe, which has been previewed today in these...

  • 2011 Toyota Corolla
    Toyota Corolla Gas Mileage

    The 2011 Toyota Corolla is one of the best-selling compact sedans in the U.S. market. But its gas mileage isn't necessarily anything to write home about. The most fuel-efficient model is the one fitted with the 132-horsepower, 1.8-liter engine and a five-speed manual gearbox, a transmission many...

  • 2012 Subaru Impreza at New York Auto Show, April 2011
    2012 Subaru Impreza: Video Walkaround Of New 36-MPG AWD Car

    The list of compact cars offered with all-wheel-drive as an option is short. The list of compact cars that come with all-wheel-drive standard is even shorter: Subaru Impreza. For 2012, Subaru has restyled its Impreza compact sedan and hatchback, and fitted them with a new and more fuel-efficient...

  • 1997 Subaru Legacy Wagon XA Brighton
    Advice: Downsizing From A Subaru Wagon, Seeking Better MPGs

    We tend to get a lot of "What car should we buy?" questions at GreenCarReports, and we'll usually respond with a list of questions to narrow down the choices. Recently, though, our high-school friend Sarah Sette in Baltimore sent the following note: We are car shopping, seriously this time. The...

  • 2012 Hyundai Accent
    2012 Hyundai Accent: 40 MPG For $12,445

    The brand new 2012 Hyundai Accent isn’t set to go on sale until summer but the car made its official U.S. debut this past week at the 2011 New York Auto Show so we now have all the juicy details--the juiciest being its 40 mpg fuel economy for just $12,445. If you’re confused as to how...

  • 2011 Hyundai Elantra, Grant's Tomb, New York City

    Finally, here's our last video in the series we did on the new 2011 Hyundai Elantra. Since we tested that car a few weeks ago, the compact segment has only heated up. There's a new 2012 Honda Civic, an entirely redesigned all-wheel-drive 2012 Subaru Impreza, and the highly competitive 2011 Chevy Cruze that debuted this year along with the Elantra. In the compact segment, where gas mileage is increasingly important and most entries can be ordered with all the amenities that used to be reserved to big cars, any little problems can stand out. And while we liked the new Hyundai Elantra, it wasn't...

  • 2011 Hyundai Elantra
    Five Things We Like About The New 2011 Hyundai Elantra (Video)

    The 2011 Hyundai Elantra compact sedan, entirely redesigned for this model year, has won rave reviews and is selling like gangbusters. We found many things to like in the stylish little Hyundai, and as part of our series of quick road-test and review videos, we listed the top five. Check out the...

  • 2011 Hyundai Elantra
    2011 Hyundai Elantra: Two-Minute Road Test Review (Video)

    The 2011 New York Auto Show is kicking off this week, with new compact car entries that include the all-wheel-drive 2012 Subaru Impreza, among others. But a strong new contender this year that's already selling fast is the 2011 Hyundai Elantra, which we recently road-tested over our usual route of...

  • 2012 Subaru Impreza
    AWD 2012 Subaru Impreza: 36 MPG Highway--NY Auto Show Preview

    All-wheel-drive is an increasingly popular option in new vehicles, especially in areas of the country that get snow. But the security of having all four wheels powered in your car can be offset by the price of the option and, in most cases, a significant gas mileage penalty. And these days, it's...

  • 2012 Nissan Versa teaser sketch
    2012 Nissan Versa: New Compact To Launch At New York Auto Show

    All we know so far is that Nissan will show a small car at the New York Auto Show, where media days kick off two weeks from tomorrow. But it's highly likely that the car will be an all-new 2012 Nissan Versa. It will be the latest entrant in a brewing battle among new and recently redesigned compact...

  • 2010 Kia Soul
    Kia Doubles Down On Smaller Engines, Plans Soul Convertible

    Kia has some major plans in the pipeline, with the introduction of new hybrid models, a brand new Rio hatchback and range of downsized engines combining turbocharging and direct fuel injection technologies. And, with every new model introduction, Kia has been downsizing its engines--without any...

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